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MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
bill clinton going in because a new poll shows mitt romney within the margin of error in minnesota. plus, you have some information about some space where the republicans are about to start rushing in and putting up campaign ads that are not states that the obama team thought they would have to worry about one week out. >> we're going to go into election day not knowing. i don't care how rabid a partisan you are, we're going to go into election day not knowing who is going to win this. the race is simply too close, too many variables and the storm has a lot of new ones. we just can focus on what we see. one thing we see is democrats are playing a little bit more definition than they thought they would. and if you bring those states in to the electoral college picture, minnesota, pennsylvania, maybe michigan, where republican allies of mitt romney are now going on the offensive, it changes the electoral college outlook quite a bit. not saying governor romney's going to win any of those. they say we're not going to lose these states, it's all silly. i think if governor romney's allie
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
bill clinton carried in '96 and that president obama carried. >> if that poll is accurate, romney will win florida for sure, if he's going to carry i-4 by that big a margin. most indications are that he's going to win the state. however, you have to point out, the obama campaign says they're competing in all the battleground states, and they are. the president's one event today is in florida with bill clinton, 10:00 this morning. >> going to be right in the middle of the i-4 corridor. >> right in the middle. they're competing there. they're not giving up. they're using their most precious asset today, one obama visit with bill clinton to go to florida. so they're not giving up, but there's no question romney has an edge there right now. >> you usually have, mika, north florida against south florida and central florida being what makes a difference. the south florida poll out of miami-dade shows the president -- >> largest county in the state, 52%-43%. >> that's not a surprise. i will tell you, this next poll, though, is a surprise. >> all right. let's go to virginia. the latest "washin
Current
Oct 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
the big dog himself bill clinton. >> oh, yeah yeah. >> bill: he raised an issue yesterday, i think he was in wisconsin or iowa -- >> minnesota. >> if i couldn't campaign, i think bill clinton would be a pretty good stand in. >> yes. >> bill: here is bill clinton. >> there are mayors who are being told you have to move these houses back from the ocean climate change is going to raise the water levels on a permanent basis. >> bill: let's get through the immediate relief efforts, and people are going to say, see climate change, see these water levels, this will be full-time levels, right? >> he managed to work in too that many of them are respects. >> bill: yeah, and bill clinton says i don't know why am i working so hard. >> i have worked very hard in this election, and i'm not running for anything. [ laughter ] >> bill: but some people is saying he has his eye on 2016 not for him, but somebody close to him. [ laughter ] >> bill: kerry is here in the studio with us. fawn johnson will join us to talk about fema later in the hour. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press."
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
former president bill clinton, we carry it live here. here's a president. ♪ >> thank you. thank you. hello. hello. [applause] i am glad to be back in virginia, i want to thank congressman, lay, asking you to make sure that tim kane wins this election on tuesday. it was great to hear the dave matthews band again. as you can see, i have given my voice in the service of my president. [applause] but i have the honor of introducing the president tonight and setting up his speech. i want to tell you that four years ago, when he ran, both hillary and i worked very hard. we did over 100 appearances. but i am much more enthusiastic about barack obama tonight that i was four years ago. [cheers and applause] there are five simple reasons. first of all, in at time torn by idealogical warfare and partisanship, he has the right philosophy. the president knows that we are all in this together. that works to the other than "you are on your own." he knows that an economy that builds the middle class and gives poor people an honorable way to work into it is a lot better than four more years of trickl
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
with bill clinton in florida this morning. instead he will be in washington monitoring the storm from the white house. mitt romney is in the midwest today with stops in three battleground states, starting with an event in ohio. then he's headed to dive and por -- davenport, iowa, and then wisconsin. we will have live coverage of governor romney in ohio, set to start at 11:50 eastern. we are scheduled to have live coverage of a rally for the president in youngstown, ohio. he was supposed to appear with bill clinton. instead vice-president joe biden will take its place. live coverage of that event at 3:30 eastern this afternoon on c-span. [video clip] >> if you consider that a while ago no one would ever agree to carry around a tracking device. but now we all carry around cell phone scott. -- phones. and no one would let people read their e-mail, but now all of our e-mail is stored on a server at google, gmail. we are putting our information out as a society. >> we're looking into cybersecurity and cyber warfare, the pentagon had declared cyberspace the environment of people and machine
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, starting in the early days working for daniel patrick moynihan, to helping advise bill clinton in 1992, and eventually becoming the undersecretary of commerce in the second clinton term. what brought us together is the subject we will talk about today. back in early-2005, when ndn was reborn as a think-tank from being a political organization, i started calling people, and i found something i could not explain. do we have to have sound issues? ok. we began a collaboration that has gone on for eight years in a series of papers we had been writing. rob shapiro wrote a book during that time, taking a deep dive and what was happening with the globalization, that looked at the essential issue. we were looking at wages and why job growth was slowing down. one of the things we have come to believe as we try to make sense of the events. the question is, and it is what edward gets to in his book, are we facing a new set of economic circumstances that are fundamentally different than the ones we faced before? we were joking the other day that it is a little bit like the u.s. is going through a c
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
those surrounding suburbs outside philadelphia. >> let's talk about virginia now. bill clinton will appear with the dave matthews band tomorrow. he's been a very successful surrogate for the president. what do you think this means? >> yeah. they're pulling in the big guy as they call him because they feel that people who were pleased in the eight years of the clinton administration and what he represents and jobs added and prosperity and he's the most affective asset for the obama campaign. the president is very singular about not having somebody stand on stage with him. i bet you bill clinton will be standing on stage with him during the entire time when barack obama speaks because clinton is considered a real concrete asset that can change undecided votes. >> speaking of changing let's go back to mitt romney now. he seems to be moving more toward the middle in these closing days, not a surprise to the critics who called him a flip-flopper from the beginning. what do you think this will mean for those republicans who hoped he'd stay more conservative? >> let me quote the virginia g
KRON
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
getting their ballots in the early periods >> this is in chesapeake, virginia and bill clinton is leading the rally for president obama. >> >> we want to remind you that you get an extra hour of sleep all banks to daylight savings time. the clocks will be turned back one hour so you might want to do this tonight before you go to bed. >> take a lie look outside and we are enjoying the view or run the bay. we have plenty of sunshine this morning. >> it is just a beautiful star for the weekend and there's plenty of sunshine. tomorrow will be even warmer. it looks like we can finish off the week with showers. >> there is widespread 50s for the inland valley but as we set the hour ahead it will be 60's and 7 is for the north bay. about 3:00 p.m. it will be in low 70's and this evening will be are around 60's. los gatos will be at 75 degrees and 73 degrees for cupertino. we are expecting mid-70s for walnut creek and danville. upper 60's for downtown san francisco and low 70's for san bruno. for those of you heading to the north bay it will be about 75 degrees for some rosa. it will be c
Current
Oct 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
bush look like bill clinton leaving the cheer. and whoever gets this job is going to catch all manner of [ inaudible ]. >> exactly. john fugelsang from "so that happened" friday nights on current tv. we'll be talking to you on thursday. thanks for joining us today. >> thanks a lot, guys. stay dry. >> bye, john. the one time it's okay for you to miss my show is if that's the only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
washington to monitor the storm's progress while former president, bill clinton, does the event solo. early voting, by the way, opened on saturday in florida and with some waiting hours to cast ballots, but are the lines long enough for the democrats to overcome the republicans' absentee voter advantage in the state? think snowbirds. >> early voting started this weekend. i understand you guys blew it out when it came to early voting. whoever is able to get their voters out, you know, they're the ones who are going to win florida. we win florida, we win this election. >> i need you to vote early. i need you to get out and vote. we need to make sure that we win this one. it counts. >> florida congresswoman debbie wassermann schultz chairs the democratic national committee. she is sitting somewhere that is unfamiliar to me because you have sunlight behind you and blue skies. that is not something we have here on the east coast. >> right. >> let me just start with the president's decision. basically, does he regret even flying down to orlando last night? is that the takeaway we should ha
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
a democrat is running them. >> the president did mention bill clinton by name in the speech. but at the end of date they're fighting for this. there's a considerable amount of back and forth over the notion of momentum. the obama campaign calling mitt romney's momentum fomentum. rush reefer yesterday from the romney came pan, i think we're in a great position to win. can we win all of them, talking about pennsylvania, michigan, can we win some of them? i think probably so. mussina on the call with reporters, six days to go, bottom line, we have the math and they have the myth. >> look, if the hurricane did nothing else, it slowed whatever momentum romney had. we don't know for sure that he had any, that's a batter of dispute. but if he did, it was at least stopped in the news cycle. there were several messages that came through in the last couple of days that were favorable for obama. most important is bipartisanship. everybody in the country knows it was a democratic president and a republican governor. people want to see the parties working together. this indicated, contrary to wh
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
that bill clinton, who is one of your biggest assets, as you know, is being used in pennsylvania on monday. it tells me that you all are a little worried about that or worried about the race in general. are you saying no? >> candy, it is a close election. it is a close election. nail everything down. c, i think pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted, and that's why a lot of people will be going back to ohio in the next 96 hours multiple times, pennsylvania. that doesn't mean it's slipping. it just means natural tightening of the race and means the national race and the president is in a strong position because of the policies. >> it seems really clear to you. as you point out, it's a pretty close election, and one of the things that has come up has been what went on in benghazi. i want to play you something rudy giuliani said. >> you know that what happened in libya is the result at least of incompetence. do you think if we had elected john mccain in the president of the united states those people wouldn't have had the full resources of the united states of
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
stop thinking about tomorrow" going back to the bill clinton days. yes, he is talking about change, he's casting himself as the change candidate and i think that is why they went out to iowa today, not to unveil any new economic proposals. you don't really do that in the final stage of a campaign. what they wanted to do was talk about this message that they unveiled yesterday here in ohio and that he is the candidate of not just change, but big change as he likes to say on the campaign trail. >> in terms of weather, brianna, have there been any changes to the president's schedule next week? you mentioned some of his stops. do we know how vulnerable those are to weather? >> yeah, that's right, he's heading to florida, he's heading to virginia. so certainly some of his stops are going to be vulnerable. we've already seen a change, this just came out publicly, anderson. he was supposed to head out to travel on monday to florida. his first stop. he's now going to be traveling on monday, as you know michelle obama canceled a new hampshire appearance on monday or pardon me, tuesday, beca
FOX News
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
drives you nuts, hollywood stars, bette midler tweeted global warming cost big bucks. bill clinton said electricking romney is -- electing romney is worse than hurricane sandy. when you see co2 continue to go up and the global temperature goes up, levels off, and you can associate it with the natural cyclical pattern of the oceans and you look at the big picture, and also a lot of these people are just weather voyeurs. what if you've been studying since the day you were born? some of them just study it now. >> i was conceived during hurricane hazel. >> tmi. >> what is that? >> too much info. >> i'm just saying. your son is sitting here, too. >> he knows the story. >> all right. thanks, hurricane joe. we'll continue to track sandy's path and the destruction she leaves behind. you're looking at a live shot. this is lower manhattan in new york city. it is in the dark and at the moment it's underwater. we'll bring you the very latest developments plus tonight we have a race in seven days. more than 60 million people are likely to feel the impact of this storm. both president obama and mitt
FOX News
Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
relief efforts for the people that are going to be impacted by the storm and bill clinton raced out there to politicize this by saying electing romney is worse than hurricane sandy. i guess its fitting considering this has been the nastiest campaign run by president civility and company that we've ever seen. >> yeah. incredible. well, i think there will be three impacts from the storm politically, one which will help obama. any time there's an emergency like a blizzard or a flood or a tsunami or something, the president gets to play rescuer in chief, something bush failed to do with hurricane katrina. i'll bat obama dons his rain coat and his galoshes and shows up helping some wisconsin town sand bag against the lakes or something, and i think you'll see a lot of that. i think that that could prove very effective. that's a very good strategy that many, many governors and some presidents, even, have used. if romney is smart, he'll match him sand bag for sand bag and be out there himself doing it, so that it's a break-even situation. the worst would be for romney to criticize obama an
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
dropped the line and instead he's about bill clinton and what bill clinton's role was in doing kind of the right by the economy. and now talking about himself, barack obama, president obama as a leader who unites people. brings people together. and is now going back to the message of change from 2008, saying not talking about changing washington, but bringing americans' voices into washington and talking about himself as a unifier, clearly a mantle he is picking up in the wake of his leadership role in the role he's taken after superstorm sandy. >> it's amazing. the twist and turns this race has taken, i guess every presidential race does in the final days. a new polling out from colorado, still a very tight race there. what does it mean for next tuesday? what do the number show? >> the numbers in colorado show 50-48 for the president. that's a statistical tie. this is a state that is going down right to the very end. you can tell that when you're here. the early voting. this is one of the places republicans have even a slight advantage. that's not the case in any of the other voting s
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
right now. >> what kind of impact does it have not having the principal there? obviously, bill clinton is a draw, but i assume these events that you're doing in florida were all designed to get as many people there to go early vote. is that correct? and what kind of impact does it have not having the candidate? >> well, having president clinton at this event is going to ensure that this event is successful while president obama is able to be in washington and make sure he can coordinate the response and the preparation for folks who are in the path of the storm. and obviously, you know, i can tell you, chuck, being from a hurricane-prone state, we know that these storms have to be taken seriously. i would urge everybody to take the storm seriously, listen to evacuation orders if they're given and make sure that you have a three-day supply, which is what we tell everybody, 72-hour supply of what you're going to need in the aftermath of the storm, water and other provisions. but in terms of the actual event, whether president obama does or doesn't attend one event to make sure he's doing hi
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
is trying to lead like bill clinton. >> alan cares about us conservatives. [ laughter ] >> a fascinating sub text to this debate is matt fine an important reporter for "new york times," how bill clinton may have hurt the campaign. and clearly obama forces going to the "new york times" saying, look we followed clinton's advice saying romney was right winger and he turned out to be moderate. somebody told him to put it in. clearly it's a obama forces. interesting thing on the democratic side. >> jon: one noted the left was confident that romney would scare the hell out of voters by coming across as, in the words of "new york times" editorialist a strutting warmonger. they started mocking him as peace nik mitt. >> there is definitely indications she shifted positions. alan is right. there were several conflicts that he has taken. it tells you a lot about where the debate is at and how close romney's people think it is. he felt he was going to in gralt iate himself. >> one tweeted, if you had no idea about the race the level of aggression would make you think he is behind. one sa
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
calling in some of the heavy artillery. that would be the former president, bill clinton of the here is cnn's white house correspondent. >> reporter: for president obama there is no more powerful surrogate than president clinton. something he acknowledged in an interview released thursday. the last time we had healthy broad-based groelth was when he was president and people remember that. so he can say things that people immediately grab on to. that's why clinton stars in campaign ads. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. >> he headlines fundraisers and rallies. this one last week with bruce spring teen. they will be visiting florida, ohio and virginia together. >> he has particular appeal in the african-american community and i would guess among suburban women. the kind of folks that are torn. i think bill clinton would be a significant asset for the president. in may clinton undercut the obama campaign's main argument that mitt romney's business experience does not qualify him to lead the country. >> a man who's been governor and had a sterling business
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
upgraded to a cabinet level position under bill clinton, and then reorganized under homeland security to an ancillary position within the broader framework there. so the problem is when you have competing forms of disaster for our attention, one which is natural, another one which is so-called manmade, you have a kind of moral triage going on in the government and that's problematic. the democrats have got it right. you put fema on its own bottom, allow it to address federal emergencies, and then you deliver resources to states and to local governments from the central organization of the government. yes, you're right. i think julian epstein is absolutely right. the democrats have been inclined to help those who are in need, and this is a challenge to us and a choice for americans here. what kind of government do you want? one that stands behind you when you are in trouble, or the one that kicks you to the curb and pours salt in your already open wounds and tells you you're on your own? that's the kind of choice we're facing here. >> michael makes a really good point, martin. 2005 with k
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 2:00am EDT
bill clinton and with dave matthews, the dave matthews band. >> they call it manassas, we call it bull run. >> the idea is to excite the troops, to reward the people who knock on doors with close-in passes to the event. they see a possibility of going beyond the firewall and winning virginia again. >> a state they don't necessarily -- >> they don't necessarily need but if they can get, they can have an easier election night. >> one of the honors of this job is having you guys on with me. thank you so much. i love having you guys on. i learn something -- jeff, i don't know how you do it on the front page of "the times." i sat on buses with you people, and i don't know how you do it. these stories are fantastic. thank you so much. jeff zeleny and howard fineman. >>> up next, iowa congressman steve king is at it again. what's his biggest fear when it comes to disaster relief money? you won't believe these guys. he's one of the whackos. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female an
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
with former president bill clinton who made his debut as a character witness in 2010. in delivering a 1-2 punch that now has become a staple in this campaign. >> i've been keeping the first lady waiting for about half an hour. so i'm going to take off. >> i don't want to make her mad. please go. >> you're in good hands. >> the president signed the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. he put together a checklist of accomplishments that you hear now on the campaign trail. withdrawing the finest troops from iraq. >> tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> he put together a coalition in building intensity with his case, by supporting gay marriage, easing immigration rules. and the obama campaign focused single mindedly on beating mitt romney as early as it could. the president has since caught a few breaks. the job less rate fell blow 8%. the lowest level since the month of the president took office. but tuesday's elections will show was it enough to off-set the preside
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
. the president will hold a rally at jiffy lube live in northern virginia alongside bill clinton and dave matthews. >>> mitt romney is about to head to ohio himself. he's in wisconsin where he's giving what aids call his closing arguments. he will hold hallies in columbus and cincinnati this afternoon. he calls the october jobs report a sad reminder the economy is at a standstill. he says as president, he would make changes that lead to a real economic recovery. >>> turning to the weather, a cold, gray start to the day. we have blue sky out there now. puffy white clouds. >> yes, we do. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. >> hey, tom. >> what a welcome sightseeing that blue sky and sunshine. this may be the sunniest day of the week so far. we have been socked in with clouds and we had that cold sprinkle activity. it looks like it's beginning to wind down. we have a few passing sprinkles, speckles of green. a lot of activity is beginning to end. as we look to the west, there's a lot of sunshine. it is going to continue. a little bit of dry air pushing in over much
FOX News
Oct 29, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. chris christie of new jersey and new york's cuomo. >> greg: we can't forget that bill clinton today said, what did he say? speaking of storms, if you don't vote for if you vote for romney that's a bigger storm. bigger disaster than sandy. i would say that bill clinton is a threat to anyone named sandy. >> kimberly: okay, than say tute political note we move on. new reports that contradict the administration story about the libya terror attack. we have details about what the lawmakers were told in a briefing, just two days after the attack. we are closely watching hurricane sandy. we have the latest as thecoast e megastorm. stay with us. ♪ ♪ starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. ♪ ♪ >> dana: welcome back to "the five." fox's catherine herridge reporting today on september 13, two days after the libya attack, lawmakers on capitol hill we
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
virginia, bill clinton campaigning on behalf of the president. let's listen in at chesapeake, virginia, at indiana river high school. [ applause ] >> i don't know about you, but i'd rather you save the gasoline and export the oil if that's what we need to do. and that's why governor romney is having such a hard time breaking through in ohio. so what did he do? he ran -- he put -- he put a bogus ad on saying that for president had allowed jeep to move jobs to china. then he said the president had allowed chrysler, which owns jeep, to move jobs to china. then not satisfied with that, since fiat owns part -- he said -- i can't make this up. he said that the president had allowed the italians to move jobs to china. >> all right. you're listening there to bill clinton. he's in indian river high school there in chesapeake, virginia, campaigning on behalf of the president who is campaigning in the swing state of ohio. of course, if you want to see any more of clinton's speech, go to cnn.com/live right now. all right. now to the latest on superstorm sandy. there are reports that at least 22 mi
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
with bill clinton and dave matthews. yesterday new york mayor endorsed president obama. >>> his republican rival is making stops in other parts of ohio today. governor mitt romney was in the battleground state of virginia yesterday. this morning rom fee holds a rally in wisconsin, then heads to a couple of campaign events in ohio. >>> one issue in this year's race for president is jobs and later on this morning we'll find out how the economy is doing with the big monthly unemployment report. comes out at 8:30 and economistsesque president-elect it to show a slight rise in the nation's jobless rate. >>> more about the attack in libya. a new time line has surfaced. >>> stocks rise on strong economic data. the dow gained 136, the nasdaq picked up 24 points and japan added more than 100 points overnight. even though european stocks are falling they are still at two-week highs. right now the time is 5:37. we'll be right back. announcer: the washington post on roscoe bartlett: "a champion of the tea party...an ideologue who is part of the problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
i think that they might understand it if it were bill clinton explaining it to them. i think that -- that obama really has been awful at explaining his policies and explaining the state of the economy for the last three or four years. >> i'd like to say again policies do matter deeply. example, for the viewer, next year it's predicted we'll go into recession again if the fiscal cliff is not addressed. and we do go over it. these are decisions that have to be made by lawmakers before christmas time or the new year in regard to tax and sequester and spending. it's there in the books, and it's probably accurate. i think we let ourselves off the hook when we compare ourselves to europe. it's not so great just to be less bad than the others which is where we are. >> i want to first talk about the fiscal cliff. is it going to happen? >> no, it's not. i've been doing this for 43 years, and i suppose i should be a cynic by now, but i'm not. i'm very optimistic that this is going to be handled because a good part of the blockage was the fact that mitch mcconnell set as his goal the fact th
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
book? >> it came from a meeting that bill clinton had in jeff pacoima, new york, north of new york city where he has a home. he invited, this was back in august 2011. he invited his wife, his daughter, and a bunch of friends to meet with him because he had some news. .. the people around obama: did not understand how the real world works. that they had been responsible for losing america, its triple-a credit rating for the first time in its history and that barack obama was, in his words, an amateur. i spoke to two people at the meeting, and i heard that, i said, amateur, the perfect titlele for the book. >> president clinton denied it. >> he denied it, but hillary told her friends she suspected that of all people, chelsea had told me about this. that's not true. never met chelsea clinton, but apparently chelsea has a reputation for texting her friends in the middle of meetings with her parent, but it was a confirmation that in fact this meeting did take place and it was an accurate representation of what went on during the meeting. >> also talked about chelsea clinton's reaction to the
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
president bill clinton said today. take a listen to this. >> sure. >> and then we went to florida last night, and he got up this morning and called me, he said, i got to go back right now. this storm is getting out of hand, i got to handle it, and i said, mr. president, that is the right call. thank you for doing that. >> michael, if we've learned one thing about this president, it is that he is steadfast and strong in a crisis. it doesn't matter if he's commissioning the killing of bin laden or leading emergency planning at a time like this, does it? >> no, it doesn't, and it's one of the advantages of being president at a time like this. and i think -- >> but, michael, i would -- i'm thinking of the contrast between this president and, of course, the former president who was embarrassing, as you will remember, george w. bush, in relation to hurricane katrina. >> lessons learned. katrina was a lesson throughout the federal government of what not to do, not just at the presidential level, but operationally well below the president. and even for the states, quite frankly. the governor a
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
us, but he's gotten the most trusted man in america, his name is bill clinton, right now according to recent polling. he has general colin powell who has long been one of the most trusted people in the country, and probably the savviest pol, the mayor of new york. >> the most important point you were in the middle of making, the endorsements would have -- the nonendorsements would have actually been a bigger deal in some ways, and this doesn't take away from anything and the president is able to use powell. but bloomberg staying on the sidelines, it would have been his way of saying -- i don't think bloomberg would have endorsed romney. getting the endorsement is i think a sign that these guys think, number one, they want to be with winners. both of them are very i think careful guys when they throw their endorsement out there. so i think it says something -- >> what would you rather have, "the des moines register" or mayor bloomberg? >> it's not even close. you would want bloomberg. the timing of bloomberg, too. couldn't have come at a better time. >> say question to you, bloomber
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> so there you have it, at least in some part former president bill clinton acknowledging this enthusiasm story line that's an undercurrent. you can't deny it. >> i'm so proud to have worked for bill clinton. can i say that on the air? >> are you angling for awe new job? >> he's not running for anything. i remember working for him. he was the same way then as he is today. he's so optimistic, but so are americans. americans are by nature optimistic he people, and that's one of the reasons why this country is so special and has on so many inonovatorinnovators. we're by nature future oriented people. president clinton himself said elections are about the future. they're about whand of future you see. what he articulates is something i think is a bonafide feeling among the democratic race. we are enthusiastic about it. you can feel it. >> he chose an interesting way to articulate it. i am far more enthusiastic about president about obama thavenlt a few years. >> anne it this endorsement by mayor bloomberg surprised everyone yesterday, citing climate change that he decided to suppor
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